Thursday, February 5, 2009

Freaky Namesake, Holmes on the brain

So yesterday I was half paying attention to the TV news when the anchor said that someone had been arrested for the murder of Sherlock Holmes. I was of course shocked when I looked up, and I wondered if it was a mistake or joke, or even me mishearing. But no, apparently some local man is named Sherlock Holmes and he was unfortunately murdered. The anchor made no comment about the unusual name, so I have no idea about the story behind that.

But it's just freaky, you know. Sherlock Holmes has been on my mind lately anyway, due to the upcoming Robert Downey Jr. movie.